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Raft and kayak floats
on the Bow River
in Calgary, AB

Proudly ranked by TripAdvisor
as Calgary's # 1 boat tour and water activity

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Expanded shop space

We’ve added 2,500 square feet to our shop to serve you better!


DIY rafts
are back!

Take these rolled-up rafts on your next outdoor adventure in our beautiful region!

How it works: 3 simple steps

  1. Choose your vessel and determine whether you need shuttle service, then book a date and time of your preference – we’re open 7 days a week with extended evening hours for sunset floats.
  2. If you’ve booked the optional shuttle, head to our shop in the Calgary Curling Club to hop on. If you’re not taking the shuttle, head to West Baker Park Boat Ramp. In either case, your raft and gear will be sanitized, inflated, and ready to go!
  3. Float 15 kilometres down the Bow (which takes 2 to 4 hours depending on river flow) into the heart of the city to the endpoint across from Prince’s Island Park. You are always welcome to take your time and stop at the many parks and islands that you’ll float lazily by (but if you do, make sure somebody watches your raft so nobody sneaks off with it!).

Transportation tip!

The Lazy Day Pre-Float Shuttle starts running on Saturday, June 29, when we’ll begin running floaters from the Lazy Day shop to the departure point at the West Baker Park boat launch.

If you wish to take the pre-float shuttle, you’ll find options to purchase seats within each rental product listing. If the option is greyed out, the shuttle is full that hour.

New Look, Same Lazy

Though we have a new look, we are the same great Lazy Day – 100% committed to ensuring you have a great experience.

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The Lazy Day Difference

Here are some of the things that make Lazy Day the best of the best:

  • Affordable shuttle service
  • Ample free parking
  • Convenient locations 
  • Cleanest rafts
  • Longest floats
  • Rigid safety and Covid-19 protocols
  • Real-time availability
  • Full refund cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Friendly crew to help you have the best experience

The Lazy Day Fleet

From CA$49

The Aqua Marine Professional inflatable kayak series is the latest edition to the Lazy Day fleet. It is available in solo and dual options, offering smooth, stable, and effortless paddling for mid-distance recreational adventures such as those offered on the Bow River.

Ranked the #1 Outdoor Activity in Calgary for the 5th year in a row!

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Fun experience!

We had a great time in our 4-person rented raft, thanks to the professional and friendly staff at Lazy Day. Would definitely recommend them to others. Free parking, logistics was easy, and when the float is over, you can enjoy Prince's Island Park and Eau Claire.

– Melyssa T., TripAdvisor
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Great time on the river

Lazy Day Raft Rentals made rafting down the river effortless as they had the raft ready for us at Baker Park and helped pull us out after the Peace Bridge -- Thanks for making it so easy!

– Rudy B., TripAdvisor
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So much fun!

Friendly staff and super convenient. We had such a great time! So nice to just pull up to shore and leave the boat and life jackets with the attendant.

– Tracey M., TripAdvisor
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Lazy day rental

We had a great day rafting from Bowness park to the fish hatchery. Took about 4 hours. Raft was easy to rent set up and take down. I would rent from them again!

– Laura L., TripAdvisor
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Awesome Experience

The experience with this company was exactly what we wanted. Fast efficient in and out of the water, great service by the people at both ends, and priced fairly.

– Josh F., TripAdvisor
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Raft rental

What An amazing day and so easy to meet the guys down at the launch with boat already blown up. Easy float to the blue flag where we were greeted with the staff of lazy day rentals. They helped all of us out of the raft and then they pulled the raft for us out of the river. Super easy and convenient! What a blast!

– alm0stm, TripAdvisor

Lazy Day Raft Rentals

Bow River – Winds through the city of Calgary

Lazy Day Raft Rentals, located in the heart of Downtown Calgary with easy access to the Bow River, is the easiest and safest way to experience river rafting in Calgary. Once you get one of your Calgary raft rentals, there’s nothing more relaxing than floating on a river. The gentle moving current, the sun on your face and the cool water below have the uncanny ability to make your troubles disappear, one by one. It seems like nothing in the world can disturb your peace in those few hours.

Experience Calgary’s Local Rivers at an Affordable Price

We are conveniently located at the Calgary Curling Club on Memorial Drive and have plenty of free parking.